French referee to handle Ghana-Brazil friendly

The international friendly between Brazil and Ghana on Friday will be officiated by French referee Mikael Lesage.

The 47-year-old French official has officiated over 180 Ligue 1 games, issuing 666 yellow cards and 44 red cards.

Alexis Auger, Assistant I, and Valentine Evrarde, Assistant II, will assist him, with Guillaume Paradis serving as the fourth referee.

The game will be held at the 25,000-seater Stade Oceane in Le Harve.

Both teams Monday began training for the game, which is being taken seriously by their respective technical teams.

Ghana after Brazil will travel to Spain to play another friendly against Nicaragua on September 27.

The Black Stars have qualified for the World Cup and see these friendlies as the perfect preparatory games to sharpen their methods and strengthen their chemistry ahead of tough group games against Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea.

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